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Poor-quality medical research: what can journals do?

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The aim of medical research is to advance scientific knowledge and hence--directly or indirectly--lead to improvements in the treatment and prevention of disease. Each research project should continue systematically from previous research and feed into future research. Each project should contribute beneficially to a slowly evolving body of research. A study should not mislead; otherwise it could adversely affect clinical practice and future research. In 1994 I observed that research papers c...

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10.1001/jama.287.21.2765

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, CSM
Journal:
JAMA
Volume:
287
Issue:
21
Pages:
2765-2767
Publication date:
2002-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1538-3598
ISSN:
0098-7484
URN:
uuid:5e74105b-9d3d-4710-a449-dc38b6ad0c07
Source identifiers:
317829
Local pid:
pubs:317829

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